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Georgia Tech To Teach Hip Hop & Trap Music Courses

Georgia Tech will be learning the in’s and out’s of trap music, the courses were made available two weeks ago he humanities elective and requirement for Social Justice minors, “Exploring the Lyrics of OutKast and Trap Music to Explore Politics of Social Justice” will dissect the influence of trap music and legendary hip-hop artists along the same caliber of OutKast, connecting the analyzation back to social justice.

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The curriculum is built around the study of the sound of trap music as it was introduced by DJ Toomp and popularized by producers like Shawty Red, Metro Boomin, Mike WiLL Made-It and Zaytoven. Students enrolled in the course will research and analyze the metadata of soundscapes and social impact from artists including Goodie Mob, UGK, Eightball & MJG, T.I., Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Future, Migos and 21 Savage, as well as highlighting the intergenerational tensions and discourse about Lil Yachty’s artistry. The class will also touch on legendary artists like 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Nas, N.W.A, Public Enemy, Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim and Lauryn Hill.

The course’s professor is Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, an Atlanta native and Hip Hop scholar whose ethnographic studies extend from the Harvard Hip Hop Archive to Virginia Tech. Widely known for her renowned TEDx lecture “The Outkast Imagination,” Dr. Wilson is an Emmy award-nominated documentary film producer of Walking With Guns, and is featured in the VH1 documentary The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise In The Rap Game.

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